Kenya (Paperback)

By Bridget Giles

National Geographic Society, 9781426305689, 64pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2009

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Description

Welcome to Kenya, land of light and infinite variety. National Geographic will be your guide in Nairobi--and into the bush beyond.

Kenya's busy capital bustles with crowds, traffic, and markets selling produce from the heartlands. Out in the bush, myriad tribal peoples, including the Maasai, live more traditional lives. Your African odyssey will take you to the soaring Mount Kilimanjaro. A climb to its snow-capped peak will lead you through five different ecosystems. Such diversity is common to Kenya's landscapes and is also reflected in the country's stunning array of wildlife. Lions, zebras, and wildebeest roam the land, while the great rivers teem with hippopotami and crocodiles.

The human history of Kenya is no less diverse. From the first footprints of humans to the colonial rule of the British and the Germans, major change was a constant in the progress toward independence in the 1950s and prosperity in the 1960s. The book concludes with a look at the challenges facing modern-day Kenya.


About the Author

Bridget Giles is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She has written and edited numerous books for children and young adults on African ethnic groups, history, and cultures. These include National Geographic Countries of the World titles on Kenya and Nigeria.
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